The Richie Gauntlet Brace
The Richie Brace® was designed and introduced to the medical community in 1996 by sports podiatrist, Dr. Doug Richie. Since that time the Richie Brace has become a gold standard treatment in the orthotics industry. It is universally recognized by podiatrists, pedorthists, orthotists and orthopedic surgeons as a unique, breakthrough technology to treat a wide variety of foot and ankle pathologies. Many imitations have followed, but none have achieved the fit, comfort and clinical success of the Richie Brace. 

The Richie Brace is lighter than most custom ankle-foot orthoses. The leg uprights are designed to leave the front and back of the leg open for breathability and comfort. Once the Richie Brace is positioned on the foot and leg and the Velcro straps are adjusted, the user is hardly aware they are even wearing it. After initial adjustment of the three straps, daily application and removal of the Richie Brace involves the simple opening and closing of one single strap. All of the straps of the Richie Brace can be easily and in-expensively replaced without the need for rivots or glues.

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  • Medial and Lateral Arch Suspender: Legitimate Varus/Valgus control of the hind foot
  • Fulfills true definition of Code L2275
  • Neutral Suspension Cawts Accepted: No need for casting boards!
  • Non-weight bearing cast provides better heel and arch contour
  • All casts are intrinsically balanced to correct forefoot varus/valgus deformities

Clinical Indications

  • Rigid, non-reducible Adult Aquired Flatfoot (Stage III & IV)
  • Severe DJD or Deformity of hindfoot
  • Charcot Arthropathy
  • Partial or complete dropfoot


For casting instructions, please see our How to Cast tab on the Resources page of our website

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